Kepa Im ready to challenge David de Gea to become Spains new

Kepa Im ready to challenge David de Gea to become Spains new

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has his eyes set on David de Gea’s number one jersey in the Spanish national teamThe 23-year-old has made just the one appearance for Spain at international level in a friendly win over Costa Rica last November.But, following De Gea’s lacklustre World Cup campaign, Marca conducted a voting poll which saw fans vote for Kepa to become Spain’s new number one.However, the shot-stopper himself is refusing to get carried away and will instead attempt to convince new boss Luis Enrique of starting him ahead of De Gea on the training ground.“Being in the squad is already a reason for joy. We all want to be here and we all want to play; I work for that,” said Kepa, according to FourFourTwo.“We’ll meet the coaching staff in the first few days and get ourselves going, because we have two big games ahead.“It’s a question for the coach. What I will do is work, although obviously, we all want to play.“The coach will decide the best thing for the team, but in the training sessions, I’ll try to put in the effort, for the good of the group most of all.“All players work to compete and to play. The coach decides and we accept whatever it is, always with good harmony.“De Gea is a great goalkeeper and the goal is perfectly covered with him. The World Cup was how it was, we came back too early, but I don’t pay attention to polls or what people say. I try to isolate myself and focus on myself.”In case you were wondering how to pronounce @kepa_46’s name… ?(Cheers, Dave). pic.twitter.com/S7QbIF3zksDavid Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 10, 2018Chelsea made Kepa the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after forking out €80m to sign him from Athletic Bilbao last month.And the Spaniard has since kept two clean sheets in his first four Premier League games.He also insists that the €80m price tag has not brought any more pressure in his shoulders.“It’s the price it is because the market is like that, too,” Kepa said.“Higher and higher fees are being paid and I see it as a consequence of the market.“I’m getting used to my new life: a new city, new team… but it’s been positive because when things start well on the pitch, it makes everything easier.“I have felt valued. In the last few years, a lot of Spaniards have done important things here and that’s good for those of us to arrive most recently.“This is a great club, who in recent years have won the Champions League, Europa League, the Premier League… it’s a team with great players.“It was an important gamble and I’m happy to take this step. I want to enjoy it.”last_img

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